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The discovery of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in adult humans presents a new therapeutic target for metabolic disease; however, little is known about the regulation of human BAT. Chronic glucocorticoid excess causes obesity in humans, and glucocorticoids suppress BAT activation in rodents. We tested whether glucocorticoids regulate BAT activity in humans. In(More)
For a number of years, there has been a widespread view that the adverse side-effects of prolonged glucocorticoid (GC) treatment are a result of glucocorticoid receptor (GR)-mediated gene activation, whilst the beneficial anti-inflammatory effects result from GR-mediated 'transrepression'. Since the introduction of the dimerisation-deficient GR mutant,(More)
This work is focused on the implementation of a general multibody analysis framework for the real-time simulation of complex systems. It is applied to the modeling of the Semi-Articulated Soft-InPlane (SASIP) rotor recently installed and tested on the Wing and Rotor Aeroelastic Testing System (WRATS) at NASA Langley. The aim is to obtain a detailed, yet(More)
The results of a joint NASA/Army/Bell Helicopter Textron wind-tunnel test to assess the potential of Generalized Predictive Control (GPC) for actively controlling the swashplate of tiltrotor aircraft to enhance aeroelastic stability in the airplane mode of flight are presented. GPC is an adaptive time-domain predictive control method that uses a linear(More)
* The results of a joint NASA/Army/Bell Helicopter Textron wind-tunnel test to assess the potential of higher harmonic control (HHC) for reducing vibrations in tiltrotor aircraft operating in the airplane mode of flight, and to evaluate the effectiveness of a Bell-developed HHC algorithm called MAVSS (Multipoint Adaptive Vibration Suppression System) are(More)
  • David J. Piatak, Raymond G. Kvaternik, +4 authors Ross K. Brown
  • 2001
A wind-tunnel investigation of tiltrotor whirl-flutter stability boundaries has been conducted on a 1/5-size semispan tiltrotor model known as the Wing and Rotor Aeroelastic Test System (WRATS) in the NASA-Langley Transonic Dynamics Tunnel as part of a joint NASA/Army/Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc (BHTI) research program. The model was first developed by(More)